How to Delete a Gofundme

The crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has become more popular than ever on social media. GoFundMe campaigns are used to fund creative projects, medical expenses, evictions, and other things.

In this article, we’ll be looking at how to delete a GoFundMe account after your campaign has ended.

What is GoFundMe

GoFundMe is a for-profit crowdfunding platform based in the United States that allows people to raise funds for life events ranging from events such as weddings and graduations to difficult circumstances such as accidents and illnesses.

GoFundMe profits are easily shared, and the company takes a small cut of the proceeds (2.9% plus 30 cents for each donation. The majority of it ends up in the campaigner’s pockets, which is great for people in need.

It takes less than an hour to set up a GoFundMe page. After your account has been verified, you will be able to withdraw funds from your donations within one to two business days.

How to Setup a Gofundme Campaign

How to Create a GoFundMe Page

Your campaign will go live quickly, but account verification will take some time. Before releasing hundreds or thousands of dollars in donations, the site must verify your identity.

1. Go to the GoFundMe sign-up page.

2. Next step is to fill in your name, email, and phone number.

3. GoFundMe will text you a confirmation code. Quickly enter the code and press the Verify button.

4. Enter your financial goal, campaign title, who you’re raising money for, and zip code.

5. Determine the campaign’s category: What is it used for? Make sure this is correct so that people can find your campaign.

6. Press the “Next” button.

7. Include a high-resolution cover photo or a YouTube video summarizing your campaign’s main point.

8. You’ll be asked to write a story about why people should donate. Take your time with this. A compelling story can make all the difference.

The website suggests that you describe who will benefit, what the funds will be used for, how soon you need the money, and what the support will mean to you. When you’re finished with the “Story” field, click “Save.”

9. Select Complete Fundraiser.

10. The site will then prompt you to share your campaign on social media. This is the most effective way to gain attention and raise funds. Create a smaller, more shareable version of your story that will fit in a tweet or post. Avoid copying and pasting what is already on the campaign — walls of text on social media are overwhelming.

11. You will then be asked to invite three of your friends to join your fundraiser as team members on the website. They can assist you in posting updates and thanking donors. You can’t go on until you finish this.

12. Your campaign has now begun.

So What Next?

Now that your campaign is live, you should keep a few things in mind.

Update or Confirm Your Banking Information

To withdraw the donations you receive, you must first verify your financial information. To add or verify your banking account, follow these steps:

1. Log in to your GoFundMe account.

2. On your page, click the “Withdraw” button.

3. Select “View withdrawal summary.”

4. Select the pencil icon next to the words “Bank information.”

5. Enter or verify your routing and account information, then click “Confirm” to finish.

Check Your Email Address

To avoid a donation pause, you must also verify your email address within 14 days of the first donation.

If you do not verify your address within 30 days of the first donation, GoFundMe will fully refund your donors’ contributions.

To verify your email address, look for an email labeled “Verify Your GoFundMe Email” in your inbox and follow the instructions in the email.

Distribute Widely

You will not raise funds if you do not promote your campaign. While this may be upsetting for you, good people are unlikely to pass judgment on someone in financial need. Any concerns about that will begin to fade once you see the results.

Please Be Patient.

Your campaign may not take off immediately, but that does not mean it will fail. Don’t post about it incessantly, but don’t be shy either.

Campaigns grow exponentially: one share becomes three, three shares become nine, and so on.

Even if you believe that sharing on Facebook will elicit little interest from friends or family, someone from your past or present life may be eager to assist you.

Things to Know Before Deleting a GoFundMe campaign.

When you’re finished raising funds, you’ll have two options: delete the fundraiser entirely or turn off incoming donations.

If you choose to delete a GoFundMe fundraiser, posting a final update is a great way to notify your supporters that you’re officially closing it down.

Please remember the following:

The fundraiser will still appear on your dashboard as “Deleted,” but it will no longer be publicly visible, and you will no longer be able to access it.

Only the organizer has the ability to delete a fundraiser from their account. 

Please contact the organizer if you are the beneficiary or a team member and request that it be removed.

Your donors will not be automatically refunded if you delete your fundraiser.

Deleting your fundraiser will have no effect on your outgoing transfers as long as your bank transfer information has been verified.

How to Delete GoFundMe Fundraiser

Select “Edit and Settings” next to your fundraiser title (or “Edit” from the bottom menu on a mobile device).

Choose “Settings” and then “Delete fundraiser.”

Check the confirmation box after reviewing the important reminders.

Choose “Delete fundraiser.”

How to turn off incoming donations

Gofundme allows you the option to disable incoming donations while keeping the fundraiser visible to the public and accessible.

This is the option we strongly recommend because it allows you to continue posting updates, leaves a record for future reference, and helps inspire others. Looking back on a successful fundraiser reminds supporters of the important role they played in bringing about positive change.

To disable donations from your GoFundMe account, follow these steps:

Select “Edit and Settings” next to your fundraiser title (or “Edit” from the bottom menu on a mobile device).

Uncheck or toggle off “Allow my fundraiser to accept donations” in the “Settings” menu.

Choose “Publish changes.”

How to Delete a Gofundme Account

If you want to delete your GoFundMe account, simply follow these steps:

Choose an option from the drop-down menu at the top of your account.

Choose “Account settings.”

At the bottom of the page, click the red “Delete Account” button.

Click “Delete my Account” to confirm your decision.

Conclusion

Deleting a GoFundMe account once set targets have been reached isn’t as complex as you might think.

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